Gear up charity launches virtual hockey Ottawa senators' chris phillips and laureen harper, wife of prime minister stephen harper, and friends look at a hockey bag at the march 15 launch of the gear up campaign of project north, an ottawabased charity that provides hockey gear to kids in nunavut. (Photo by lindsey gibeau/valberg imaging) Helping nunavut Cheap Louis Vuitton Handbags UK kids play hockey is now as simple as clicking a computer mouse. With the march 15 launch of up!Fill the bag, fulfill the dream, people across canada may now fill virtual hockey bags online.These Louis Vuitton Others will be transformed into real hockey bags shipped off to northern communities. Project north officially launched its gear up campaign in ottawa, with the prime minister wife, laureen harper, as its honorary chair and chris phillips, defenceman for the ottawa senators and nhlpa member, as its honourary date, project north, a canadian organization dedicated to improving the lives of children in canada north, has suited up nunavut children in 11 communities, providing $300, 000 worth of hockey equipment to kids who otherwise might not be able to play the sport. Laureen harper, came up with the idea for gear up, when she was helping project north volunteers load hockey equipment headed north.Harper then suggested that the organization should find a way to let donors choose what they like to donate. Among the program supporters:The national hockey league players association and dreams fund, which has contributed more than 125 sets of new equipment to the program over the last 18 months. The goals and dreams fund will match equipment (more here) donations made to the gear up campaign up to $25, 000. Program shares the same mandate as our goals and dreams fund;To help provide economically challenged children with the opportunity to play the great game of hockey, said devin smith, chairman of the fund, in a march 15 release from project north. The way gear up works is simple.Donors visit project north website where they can purchase any single piece of hockey equipment or the entire bag. On the website, users can choose between a goalie or a hockey player, and then select from among helmets, shin pads, sticks, skates or other pieces of the equipment to go into the hockey bag. Sponsors can purchase anything from an entire hockey bag, priced $750, to the least expensive item, a neck guard, for $20. Once users have selected their gear, they are taken to a map of nunavut so they can see exactly where the hockey equipment is destined, or see photos or videos of communities where project north has already sent donations. Prime minister stephen harper purchased gear up first full hockey bag. The hockey bags arrive in nunavut via first air, which has shipped equipment freeofcharge for project north for the last three years. Already, plans are underway for gear up first two equipment deliveries to nunavut to grise fiord and qikiqtarjuaq. Have overwhelmingly supported this effort, said michelle valberg, project north cofounder.Outpouring of their ongoing support never ceases to amaze us and points to such a generosity of spirit.This project will enable everyone to participate, no matter how much they wish to donate.Kids in schools can do their part by making a small, affordable purchase right through to businesses and corporations who can donate full bags.